June 4, 2017

Samy’s Curry, Singapore…curry fish head is not going to blow your mind, but you won’t be disappointed

While Singapore’s Indian food scene is typically associated with a hub of Indian restaurants in Little India area, there are other spots that can hold their own.

What this no-frills eatery in Dempsey lacks in atmosphere it makes up for with cooking. Quite old school in its touches, Samy’s Curry is deservedly popular.

There are the traditional items – chicken masala, etc – but for something different, try the butter chicken and biryanis.  Worth mentioning is the curry fish head with its delightfully delicate meat that only Singapore gourmets and American cats know much about. It’s not going to blow your mind, but you won’t be disappointed while the still-warm freshness of the popadoms and naan breads provides the icing on the cake. Wash it down with an Indian-style thick lassi to balance out the heat.

Some like it hot, some are born to be mild, but everyone loves a decent curry. This is the true truth as I say it as it is…

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April 14, 2010

Restaurant Teck Sing, Johor Baru…head hunting for curry fish head

THE best-kept secret in Jalan Sutera Satu, it is said, is its curry fish head.

For the benefit of all of you out-of-towners who do not have a clue as to what I am talking about, this suburban area is located in Taman Sentosa, which is about a 10-minute drive from the Johor-Singapore causeway.

I have devoured through many curry fish heads in my time, but this one I MUST blog about. The fish is fresh, the curry is rich and tasted right without you being overwhelmed by the spices. A lot of curry leaves are used to give the heavenly pot of curry a highly aromatic smell. Unlike the Indian and mamak curry, the Chinese fish head curry is neither sour nor spicy. It is sweet and creamy.

Other than the curry fish head which tastd like a Million Ringgit to me, the main signature dish of the establishment is the beggar chicken

 Now, if you ask a hardcore curry connoisseur, the response you would probably say is: “Ah? Fish head curry? Aiya, leave it to the Indian and mamak restaurants lah….”. But I say this: if you love curry fish head, this is your holy land. This is the true truth. I say it as it is.

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